publications

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in press

Ohl, S. & Rolfs, M. (in press). Chances and challenges for an active visual search perspective. Behavioral and Brain Sciences. [pdf]

Ohl, S. & Rolfs, M. (in press). Saccadic eye movements impose a natural bottleneck on visual short-term memory. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, & Cognition. [pdf]


2017

Thakkar, K.N., Diwadkar, V.A., & Rolfs, M. (2017). Oculomotor prediction: a window into the psychotic mind. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 21, 344-356. [pdf]

Kalogeropoulou, Z., Jagadeesh, A.V., Ohl, S., & Rolfs, M. (2017). Setting and changing feature priorities in Visual Short-Term Memory. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 24, 453-458. [pdf] [media & peer commentary]


2016

Rolfs, M. (2016). Seeing causality with the motor system? Current Biology, 26, R1183-R1185. [pdf]

Rolfs, M. & Dambacher, M. (2016). What draws the line between perception and cognition? Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 39, e257. [pdf]

Rolfs, M.* & Szinte, M.* (2016). Remapping attention pointers: Linking physiology and behavior. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 20, 399-401. [pdf] (*authors contributed equally)

White, A. & Rolfs, M. (2016). Oculomotor inhibition covaries with conscious detection. Journal of Neurophysiology, 116, 1507-1521. [pdf]

Cassanello, C.R., Ohl, S., & Rolfs, M. (2016). Saccadic adaptation to a systematically varying disturbance. Journal of Neurophysiology, 116, 336-350. [pdf]

Szinte, M., Jonikaitis, D., Rolfs, M., Cavanagh, P., & Deubel, H (2016). Presaccadic motion integration between current and future retinal locations of attended objects. Journal of Neurophysiology, 116, 1592-1602. [pdf]


2015

Rolfs, M. (2015). Attention in active vision: A perspective on perceptual continuity across saccades. Perception, 44, 900-919. [pdf]

Rösler, M., Rolfs, M., van der Stigchel, S., Neggers, S. F. W., Cahn, W., Kahn, R. S., & Thakkar, K. N. (2015). Failure to use corollary discharge to remap visual target locations is associated with psychotic symptom severity in schizophrenia. Journal of Neurophysiology, 114, 1129-1136. [pdf]

White, A.L., Rolfs, M., & Carrasco, M. (2015). Stimulus competition mediates the joint effects of spatial and feature-based attention. Journal of Vision, 15(14):7, 1-21. [pdf]

Szinte, M., Carrasco, M., Cavanagh, P., & Rolfs, M. (2015). Attentional tradeoffs maintain the tracking of moving objects across saccades. Journal of Neurophysiology, 113, 2220-2231. [pdf] [media & peer commentary]


2013

Rolfs, M., Lawrence, B., & Carrasco, M. (2013). Reach preparation enhances visual performance and appearance. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 368, 20130057. [pdf]

Rolfs, M., Dambacher, M., & Cavanagh, P. (2013). Visual adaptation of the perception of causality. Current Biology, 23, 250-254. [pdf]

White, A.L., Rolfs, M., & Carrasco, M. (2013). Adaptive deployment of spatial and feature-based attention before saccades. Vision Research, 85, 26-35. [pdf]

Jonikaitis, D., Szinte, M., Rolfs, M., & Cavanagh, P. (2013). Allocation of attention across saccades. Journal of Neurophysiology, 109, 1425-1434. [pdf]


2012

Rolfs, M. & Carrasco, M. (2012). Rapid simultaneous enhancement of visual sensitivity and perceived contrast during saccade preparation. Journal of Neuroscience, 32, 13744-13752. [pdf]


2011

Rolfs, M., Jonikaitis, D., Deubel, H., & Cavanagh, P. (2011). Predictive remapping of attention across eye movements. Nature Neuroscience, 14, 252-256. [pdf] [recommended by Faculty of 1000] [media & peer commentary]

Rolfs, M. & Ohl, S. (2011). Visual suppression in the superior colliculus around the time of microsaccades. Journal of Neurophysiology, 105, 1-3. [pdf]


2010

Rolfs, M., Knapen, T., & Cavanagh, P. (2010). Global saccadic adaptation. Vision Research, 50, 1882-1890. [pdf]

Knapen, T., Rolfs, M., Wexler, M., & Cavanagh, P. (2010). The reference frame of the tilt aftereffect. Journal of Vision, 10(1):8, 1-13. [pdf]

Laubrock, J., Kliegl, R., Rolfs, M., & Engbert, R. (2010). When do microsaccades follow spatial attention? Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 72, 683-694. [pdf]

Cavanagh, P., Hunt, A. R., Afraz, A., & Rolfs, M. (2010). Visual stability based on remapping of attention pointers. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 14, 147-153. [pdf] [peer commentary]

Cavanagh, P., Hunt, A. R., Afraz, A., & Rolfs, M. (2010). Attention Pointers: Response to Mayo and Sommer. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 14, 390-391. [pdf]

Cavanagh, P., Hunt, A. R., Afraz, A., & Rolfs, M. (2010). Attentional Pointers: Response to Melcher. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 14, 474-475. [pdf]


2009

Rolfs, M. (2009). Microsaccades: Small steps on a long way. Vision Research, 49, 2415-2441. [pdf]

Rolfs, M. (2009). A neural mechanism for fixation instability. Science. (E Letter, 2 Jun 2009), http://science.sciencemag.org/content/323/5916/940/tab-e-letters. [pdf] [peer commentary]

Collins, T.*, Rolfs, M.*, Deubel, H., & Cavanagh, P. (2009). Post-saccadic location judgments reveal remapping of saccade targets to non-foveal locations. Journal of Vision, 9(5):29, 1-9. [pdf] (*authors contributed equally)

Knapen, T., Rolfs, M., & Cavanagh, P. (2009). The reference frame of the motion aftereffect is retinotopic. Journal of Vision, 9(5):16, 1-6. [pdf]

Dambacher, M., Rolfs, M., Göllner, K., Kliegl, R., & Jacobs, A. (2009). Event-related potentials reveal rapid verification of predicted visual input. PLoS One, 4(3), e5047. [pdf]

Kliegl, R., Rolfs, M., Laubrock, J., & Engbert, R. (2009). Microsaccadic modulation of response times in spatial attention tasks. Psychological Research, 73, 136-146. [pdf]


2008

Rolfs, M., Kliegl, R., & Engbert, R. (2008). Towards a model of microsaccade generation: The case of microsaccadic inhibition. Journal of Vision, 8(11):5, 1-23. [pdf]

Rolfs, M., Laubrock, J., & Kliegl, R. (2008). Microsaccade-induced prolongation of saccadic latencies depends on microsaccade amplitude. Journal of Eye Movement Research, 1(3):1, 1-8. [pdf]

Kinder, A., Rolfs, M., & Kliegl, R. (2008). Sequence learning at optimal stimulus-response mapping: Evidence from a serial reaction time task. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 61, 203-209. [pdf]

Thiel, M., Romano, M. C., Kurths, J., Rolfs, M., & Kliegl, R. (2008). Generating surrogates from recurrences. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 366, 545-557. [pdf]


2007

Rolfs, M. & Vitu, F. (2007). On the limited role of target onset in the gap task: Support for the motor-preparation hypothesis. Journal of Vision, 7(10):7, 1-20. [pdf]

Laubrock, J., Engbert, R., Rolfs, M., & Kliegl, R. (2007). Microsaccades are an index of covert attention: Commentary on Horowitz, Fine, Fencsik, Yurgenson, and Wolfe (2007). Psychological Science, 18, 364-366. [pdf] [peer commentary]


2006

Rolfs, M., Laubrock, J., & Kliegl, R. (2006). Shortening and prolongation of saccade latencies following microsaccades. Experimental Brain Research, 169, 369-376. [pdf]

Romano, M. C., Thiel, M., Kurths, J., Rolfs, M., Engbert, R., & Kliegl, R. (2006). Synchronization analysis and recurrence in complex systems. In B. Schelter, M. Winterhalder, & J. Timmer (Eds.). Handbook of Time Series Analysis. Berlin: Wiley-VCH. [pdf]

Thiel, M., Romano, M. C., Kurths, J., Rolfs, M., & Kliegl, R. (2006). Twin surrogates to test for complex synchronization. Europhysics Letters, 75, 535-541. [pdf]


2005

Rolfs, M., Engbert, R., & Kliegl, R. (2005). Crossmodal coupling of oculomotor control and spatial attention in vision and audition. Experimental Brain Research, 166, 427-439. [pdf]


2004

Rolfs, M., Engbert, R., & Kliegl, R. (2004). Microsaccade orientation supports attentional enhancement opposite to a peripheral cue. Psychological Science, 15, 705-707. [pdf] [peer commentary]

Kliegl, R., Grabner, E., Rolfs, M., & Engbert, R. (2004). Length, frequency, and predictability effects of words on eye movements in reading. European Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 16, 262-284. [pdf]

conference presentations

Wolf, K. & Rolfs, M. (March, 2015). The illusion of life: Parameters, measures, and effects of perceptual animacy. Poster presented at the Mind, Brain & Body Symposium, Berlin, Germany.

Ohl, S. & Rolfs, M. (October, 2015). Saccades inadvertently determine the content of visual short-term memory. Poster presented at the Bernstein Sparks Workshop on Active Perceptual Memory, Berlin, Germany.

Kalogeropoulou, Z., Ohl, S. & Rolfs, M. (October, 2015). Changing priorities in visual short-term memory. Poster presented at the Bernstein Sparks Workshop on Active Perceptual Memory, Berlin, Germany.

Rösler, L., Rolfs, M., van der Stigchel, S., Neggers, S.F.W., Cahn, W., Kahn, R.S., & Thakkar, K.N. (September, 2015). Failure to use corollary discharge to remap visual target locations is associated with psychotic symptom severity in schizophrenia. Poster presented at the 5th European Conference on Schizophrenia Research, Berlin, Germany.

Rolfs, M., Cassanello, C.R., Harwood, M., & Collins, T. (August, 2015). Substhreshold post-saccadic errors decelerate oculomotor learning. Talk presented at the 38th European Conference on Visual Perception, Liverpool, UK.

Ohl, S. & Rolfs, M. (August, 2015). Saccadic influences on vision beyond early stages of sensory encoding. Talk presented at the 18th European Conference on Eye Movements, Vienna, Austria.

White, A.L. & Rolfs, M. (May, 2015). A common detection mechanism for perception and oculomotor control. Poster presented at the 15th Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, St. Petersburg (FL), USA.

Ohl, S. & Rolfs, M. (March, 2015). Separating influences of sensory stimulation and memory load in a visual short-term memory task. Talk presented at the 57th TeaP (Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen), Hildesheim, Germany.

Rolfs, M. (September, 2014). Attention in active vision, then and now. Keynote lecture presented at the International Symposium on the Role of Eye Movements in Vision -- Yarbus-100, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.

Rolfs, M. & Castet, E. (August, 2014). Reduced perisaccadic sensitivity to both luminance and chromatic contrast. Poster presented at the 37th European Conference on Visual Perception, Belgrade, Serbia.

White, A.L., Ohl, S., & Rolfs, M. (August, 2014). A direct comparison of perceptual and oculomotor contrast sensitivity. Talk presented at the 37th European Conference on Visual Perception, Belgrade, Serbia.

Kalogeropoulou, Z., Ohl, S., & Rolfs, M. (August, 2014). Tuning in: How attention to motion direction shapes visual sensitivity across time. Poster presented at the 37th European Conference on Visual Perception, Belgrade, Serbia.

Rolfs, M. (June, 2014). Attentive processes in active vision and cognition. Welcome-to-Berlin lecture presented at the Berlin Neuroscience Forum, Liebenwalde, Germany.

Rolfs, M. & Ohl, S. (May, 2014). Moved here and forgot there: Saccades deteriorate visual short-term memory for non-target locations. Poster presented at the 14th Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, St. Petersburg (FL), USA.

Cassanello, C., Ohl, S., & Rolfs, M. (May, 2014). Saccadic plasticity induced by a periodic disturbance of visual feedback. Poster presented at the 14th Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, St. Petersburg (FL), USA.

White, A.L., Rolfs, M., & Carrasco, M. (May, 2014). Stimulus competition modulates the joint effects of spatial and feature-based attention on visual sensitivity. Talk presented at the 14th Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, St. Petersburg (FL), USA.

Szinte, M., Jonikaitis, D., Rolfs, M., Cavanagh, P., & Deubel, H. (May, 2014). Pre-saccadic motion integration between current and remapped locations. Talk presented at the 14th Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, St. Petersburg (FL), USA.

Cassanello, C., Ohl, S., & Rolfs, M. (April, 2014). Saccadic adaptation following a periodic disturbance of visual feedback. Talk presented at the 56th TeaP (Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen), Giessen, Germany.

Ohl, S. & Rolfs, M. (April, 2014). Saccades deteriorate visual short term memory for non-target locations. Talk presented at the 56th TeaP (Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen), Giessen, Germany.

Rolfs, M. & Ohl, S. (March, 2014). Saccades determine the fate of fragile content in visual memory. Poster presented at the Closing Conference of the ZiF Research Group Competition and Priority Control in Mind and Brain, Bielefeld, Germany.

Szinte, M., Jonikaitis, D., Rolfs, M., Cavanagh, P., & Deubel, H. (October, 2013). Pre-saccadic spatiotemporal motion integration. Poster presented at the Rovereto Attention Workshop: Attention and Motor Control, Rovereto, Italy.

Rolfs, M., Murray-Smith, N., & Carrasco, M. (August, 2013). Perceptual learning through remapping: How pre-saccadic updating affects visual processing. Talk presented at the 36th European Conference on Visual Perception, Bremen, Germany.

Caziot, B., Rolfs, M., & Backus, B. (August, 2013). The orienting of attention across binocular disparity. Talk presented at the 36th European Conference on Visual Perception, Bremen, Germany.

Szinte, M., Rolfs, M., Carrasco, M., & Cavanagh, P. (May, 2013). Remapping of attentionally tracked locations. Talk presented at the 13th Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, Naples (FL), USA.

Carrasco, M., Rolfs, M., & Murray-Smith, N. (December,2012). Perceptual learning transfers to the location of predictive remapping. Talk presented at the Perceptual Learning Workshop 2012, Japan.

White, A., Rolfs, M., & Carrasco, M. (October, 2012). The dynamics of spatial and feature-based attention during saccade preparation. Talk presented at the Society for Neuroscience Meeting, New Orleans, USA.

Rolfs, M. (October, 2012). Perceptual benefits of predictive remapping. Talk presented at the Opening Conference of the ZiF Research Group, Bielefeld, Germany.

Rolfs, M., Murray-Smith, N., & Carrasco, M. (September, 2012). Perceptual learning at the location of predictive remapping. Talk presented at the 34th European Conference on Visual Perception, Alghero, Italy.

Rolfs, M., Lawrence, B., & Carrasco, M. (May, 2012). Changes in visual performance and appearance before manual reach movements. Poster presented at the 12th Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, Naples (FL), USA.

Szinte, M., Jonikaitis, D., Rolfs, M., & Cavanagh, P. (May, 2012). Allocation of attention across saccades. Talk presented at the 12th Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, Naples (FL), USA.

White, A.L., Rolfs, M. & Carrasco, M. (August, 2011). Pre-saccadic attention for motion stimuli. Poster presented at the 33rd European Conference on Visual Perception, Toulouse, France.

Rolfs, M. & Carrasco, M. (August, 2011). Perceptual consequences of presaccadic attention shifts. Talk presented at the 16th European Conference on Eye Movements, Marseille, France.

Tandonnet, C., Rolfs, M. & Vitu, F. (August, 2011). Influence of temporal target expectation on saccade initiation. Talk presented at the 16th European Conference on Eye Movements, Marseille, France.

Rolfs, M. & Carrasco, M. (May, 2011). Saccades gradually increase the perceived contrast of their targets. Talk presented at the 11th Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, Naples (FL), USA.

Dambacher, M., Rolfs, M. & Cavanagh, P. (May, 2011). Visual adaptation of causality. Poster presented at the 11th Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, Naples (FL), USA.

Rolfs, M. (March, 2011). Functional correlates of predictive remapping. Talk presented at the 53rd TeaP (Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen), Halle, Germany.

Rolfs, M. & Carrasco, M. (February, 2011). Dynamics of performance & perceived contrast at the targets of saccades. Talk presented at the CPS / CAPnet Winter Meeting 2011, Sainte-Adele, Canada.

Rolfs, M., Jonikaitis, D., Deubel, H., & Cavanagh, P. (August, 2010). Behavioural evidence for the remapping of saccade target locations. Talk presented at the 33rd European Conference on Visual Perception, Lausanne, Switzerland.

Rolfs, M., Jonikaitis, D., Deubel, H., & Cavanagh, P. (May, 2010). Predictive Updating Of Attention To Saccade Targets. Talk presented at the 10th Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, Naples (FL), USA.

Rolfs, M., Collins, T., Deubel, H., & Cavanagh, P. (August, 2009). Accurate remapping of saccade targets to non-foveal locations. Talk presented at the 32nd European Conference on Visual Perception, Regensburg, Germany.

Knapen, T., Rolfs, M., Wexler, M., & Cavanagh, P. (August, 2009). Orientation and motion aftereffects are in retinotopic not world coordinates. Poster presented at the 32nd European Conference on Visual Perception, Regensburg, Germany.

Rolfs, M., Knapen, T., & Cavanagh, P. (May, 2009). Shrinking the oculomotor world using global saccadic adaptation. Talk presented at the 9th Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, Naples (FL), USA.

Knapen, T., Rolfs, M., & Cavanagh, P. (May, 2009). The coordinate system of the motion aftereffect is retinotopic. Talk presented at the 9th Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, Naples (FL), USA.

Kliegl, R., Rolfs, M., Laubrock, J., & Engbert, R. (November, 2008). When microsaccades follow spatial attention. Talk presented at the 49th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Chicago, USA.

Rolfs, M., Knapen, T., & Cavanagh, P. (October, 2008). The coordinate system of the motion aftereffect. Poster presented at the Rovereto Attention Workshop: Attention and Motor Control, Rovereto, Italy.

Rolfs, M. & Vitu, F. (August, 2008). Differential effects of target onset and target uncertainty on saccade latency distributions in the gap and overlap tasks. Talk presented at the 31st European Conference on Visual Perception, Utrecht, Netherlands.

Kinder, A., Rolfs, M. (March, 2008). Implizites Lernen von Positionssequenzen. Talk presented at the 50th TeaP (Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen), Marburg, Germany.

Rolfs, M. & Vitu, F. (August, 2007). Spatial predictability decreases the impact of target onset in the gap task. Talk presented at the 30th European Conference on Visual Perception, Arezzo, Italy.

Rolfs, M. (August, 2007). In-between fixation and movement: Towards a common-field model of microsaccade and saccade generation. Talk presented at the 14th European Conference on Eye Movements, Potsdam, Germany.

Kliegl, R., Rolfs, M., Laubrock, J., & Engbert, R. (March, 2007). The functional role of microsaccades for attention: Evidence from RTs. Talk presented at the 2nd Munich Visual Search Symposium, Ammersee, Germany.

Laubrock, J., Engbert, R., Rolfs, M., & Kliegl, R. (March, 2007). Microsaccades as a measure of spatial attention shifts: A current controversy. Talk presented at the 49th TeaP (Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen), Trier, Germany.

Rolfs, M. & Vitu, F. (August, 2006). On the limited role of target onset in the gap task: Support for the motor-preparation account. Talk presented at the 29th European Conference on Visual Perception, St. Petersburg, Russia.

Rolfs, M., Engbert, R., & Kliegl, R. (April, 2006). Micro-saccadic inhibition. Talk presented at the 48. TeaP (Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen), Mainz, Germany.

Kinder, A., Rolfs, M., & Kliegl, R. (April, 2006). Wie veraendern sich Blickbewegungen durch Sequenzlernen? Eine neue Variante der seriellen Reaktionszeitaufgabe. Talk presented at the 48th TeaP (Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen), Mainz, Germany.

Rolfs, M., Laubrock, J., & Kliegl, R. (August, 2005). Shortening and Prolongation of Saccade Latencies Following Microsaccades. Poster presented at the 13th European Conference on Eye Movements, Bern, Switzerland.

Rolfs, M., Engbert, R., & Kliegl, R. (August, 2004). Perception and motor control: The link between fixational eye movements and postural sway. Poster presented at the 27th European Conference on Visual Perception, Budapest, Hungary.

Rolfs, M., Engbert, R., & Kliegl, R. (June, 2004). Microsaccades as a mirror of visual and auditory attention. Poster presented at the 5th Annual Meeting of the International Multisensory Research Forum, Barcelona, Spain.

Rolfs, M., Engbert, R., & Kliegl, R. (April, 2004). Mikrosakkaden als Fenster in die Prozesse verdeckter Aufmerksamkeit. Talk presented at the 46th TeaP (Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen), Giessen, Germany.

Rolfs, M., Engbert, R., & Kliegl, R. (April, 2003). Microsaccades correlate with audiovisual shifts of attention. Poster presented at the EuroConference on Computational Mechanisms for the Generation and Perception of Action in 3D Space, Aquafredda di Maratea, Italy.

Rolfs, M., Engbert, R., & Kliegl, R. (March, 2003). Modulation von Mikrosakkadenstatistiken bei cross-modalem Cuing. Poster presented at the 45th TeaP (Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen), Kiel, Germany.

Rolfs, M., Engbert, R., & Kliegl, R. (September, 2002). Modulation of microsaccade statistics in a cross-modal attentional cuing experiment. Poster presented at the 43. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft fuer Psychologie, Berlin, Germany.

Rolfs, M., Engbert, R., & Kliegl, R. (September, 2002). Modulation of microsaccade statistics in a cross-modal attentional cuing experiment. Poster presented at the EuroConference and EBBS workshop on Cognitive and Neural Bases of Visuomotor control, La Londe, France.